33 Facts About Bangkok Thailand


Bangkok Thailand is among the world's top tourist destinations, and has been named the world's most visited city consistently in several international rankings.

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Bangkok Thailand'story of Bangkok dates at least back to the early 15th century, to when it was a village on the west bank of the Chao Phraya River, under the rule of Ayutthaya.

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Bangkok Thailand initially served as a customs outpost with forts on both sides of the river, and was the site of a siege in 1688 in which the French were expelled from Siam.

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Bangkok Thailand became the centre stage for power struggles between the military and political elite as the country abolished absolute monarchy in 1932.

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Bangkok Thailand was likely a colloquial name, albeit one widely adopted by foreign visitors, who continued to use it to refer to the city even after the new capital's establishment.

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City of Bangkok Thailand is locally governed by the Bangkok Thailand Metropolitan Administration .

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Bangkok Thailand is divided into fifty districts, which are further subdivided into 180 sub-districts .

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Bangkok Thailand is the site of the Grand Palace and Dusit Palace, respectively the official and de facto residence of the king.

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The course of the river as it flows through Bangkok Thailand has been modified by the construction of several shortcut canals.

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Geology of the Bangkok Thailand area is characterized by a top layer of soft marine clay, known as "Bangkok Thailand clay", averaging 15 metres in thickness, which overlies an aquifer system consisting of eight known units.

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Subsidence has resulted in increased flood risk, as Bangkok Thailand is already prone to flooding due to its low elevation and an inadequate drainage infrastructure, often compounded by blockage from rubbish pollution .

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Bangkok Thailand was ranked as the world's eighth tallest city in 2016.

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Bangkok Thailand has several parks, although these amount to a per capita total park area of only 1.

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Bangkok Thailand had long since become highly centralized around the capital.

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In 1980, Bangkok Thailand's population was fifty-one times that of Hat Yai and Songkhla, the second-largest urban centre, making it the world's most prominent primate city.

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The majority of Bangkok Thailand's population identify as Thai, although details on the city's ethnic make-up are unavailable, as the national census does not document race.

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Bangkok Thailand is still nevertheless home to a large Chinese community, with the greatest concentration in Yaowarat, Bangkok Thailand's Chinatown.

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Bangkok Thailand's economy ranked as the sixth among Asian cities in terms of per-capita GDP, after Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Osaka–Kobe and Seoul, as of 2010.

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Bangkok Thailand was named "World's Best City" by Travel + Leisure magazine's survey of its readers for four consecutive years, from 2010 to 2013.

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Bangkok Thailand topped the list as the world's most popular tourist destinations in 2017 rankings.

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Culture of Bangkok reflects its position as Thailand's centre of wealth and modernisation.

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Distinct feature of Bangkok Thailand is the ubiquity of street vendors selling goods ranging from food items to clothing and accessories.

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Bangkok Thailand was designated as the World Book Capital for the year 2013 by UNESCO.

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Likewise, Bangkok Thailand has dominated the Thai film industry since its inception.

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Traditional Thai art, long developed within religious and royal contexts, continues to be sponsored by various government agencies in Bangkok Thailand, including the Department of Fine Arts' Office of Traditional Arts.

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Khon and other traditional dances are regularly performed at the National Theatre and Salachalermkrung Royal Theatre, while the Bangkok Thailand Cultural Centre is a newer multi-purpose venue which hosts musicals, orchestras and other events.

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Muangthong United, Bangkok Thailand United, BG Pathum United, Port and Police Tero are major Thai League clubs based in the Bangkok Thailand Metropolitan Region, while the Rajadamnern and Lumpini stadiums are the main kickboxing venues.

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Bangkok Thailand is connected to the rest of the country through the national highway and rail networks, as well as by domestic flights to and from the city's two international airports.

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Bangkok Thailand has an extensive bus network providing local transit services within the Greater Bangkok Thailand area.

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Bangkok Thailand is served by four rapid transit systems: the BTS Skytrain, the MRT, the SRT Red Lines, and the elevated Airport Rail Link.

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Bangkok Thailand became not only a place where immigrants and provincial Thais go for job opportunities, but for a chance to receive a university degree.

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Bangkok Thailand has a relatively moderate crime rate when compared to urban counterparts around the world.

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Bangkok Thailand is faced with multiple problems—including congestion, and especially subsidence and flooding—which have raised the issue of moving the nation's capital elsewhere.

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